The Zambian president Edgar Lungu asks in the name of the development community of Southern Africa (SADC), a recount of the votes in the Congo. The SADC also calls for a government of national unity after the tumultuous elections last week.
To the great surprise of many observers, the Congolese electoral commission (Céni) in the night of Wednesday on Thursday the historic victory of oppositiekandidaat Félix Tshisekedi, opposition leader Martin Fayulu, and the candidate of the outgoing president Joseph Kabila, Emmanuel Shadary.
Fayulu said immediately verkiezingsvervalsing and signed an appeal before the constitutional court. At the same time, the Ceni that the Kabilagetrouwen the absolute majority in the parliament had achieved.
The Zambian president, Edgar Lungu, the current chairman of the SADC, has called on the Congolese leaders to ‘think about a negotiated political agreement for an inclusive government. Such an agreement would be ” sharp objections to the provisional results of the presidential elections’ again well, said Lundu in a statement.
Voltage is not to increase’
The SADC consists of allies from the African continent, including South Africa and Angola. According to the estimates of news agency Reuters , the support of the SADC crucial for the legitimacy of the new government.
“The SADC has taken note of the serious doubts about the preliminary results, that the Catholic Church and the camp of Martin Fayulu have been addressed, and believes that a recount of the votes in both winners and losers would be reassuring’. When the elections were irregularities established, reports Reuters, such as problems with voting computers or a chaotic gradient in the polling stations.
‘It is absolutely necessary that the political leaders of the DRC at this crucial time committed to the tension not to float, ” it sounds to lock in the text of the sub-regional organisation.